5 Best Gift Ideas at Port Credit

Published December 18, 2015 at 6:38 pm


It’s officially the last weekend to check off your gift list.

Port Credit offers FREE parking during the holidays! It’s a great opportunity to avoid the mall madness and big box stores to support the unique, indie shops. When you’ve completed your list or have hit your threshold for shopping, you can have a glass of wine (or a bottle) or preferred bevy and dine at one of the many restaurants in the area.

Here is a list of shops (in alphabetical order) in Port Credit to find that top ranked gift that everyone at your annual gift steal will by vying for or that perfect gift for that special someone.

Archtop Café & Music

If you need to shop for someone who loves both music and coffee, Archtop Café is your one-stop-shop which caters to coffee, food and music lovers.

You can purchase bags of their custom blends of coffee and choose from their selection of used vinyl, CD’s and DVD’s (including Christmas records, music and collectible movie and TV series sets such as Cheers and the Batman TV series from 1960s).


CABIN is an ideal place to find a gift for that man who likes to take care of himself and enjoy fine grooming products. 

CABIN is a shop for men which offers old school, full service, barber services and unique manly grooming products and accessories. It’s not just a barbershop – it’s an experience. 

CABIN carries mostly Canadian products which all have a great story behind it, such as LSTN brand of headphones where the company donates a portion of the sale for hearing aids for under privileged children. You will also find various Canadian brands of men’s grooming products on CABIN’s ‘wall of grooming essentials’ such as Groom (a line of all natural handmade men’s care products from Montreal) and a selection of Vitaly™ jewelry (Toronto designer). You will also find bowties, socks, underwear, hats, winter accessories and more.

Captain Candy

This is stocking stuffer central for sugar lovers and Star Wars fanatics. You will find a small collection of Star Wars paraphernalia and collectibles such as lunch boxes, PEZ® candy, and piggy banks (which have been mostly purchased by adults for themselves).  

Captain Candy is nostalgic candy shop featuring British and American candies, chocolates and other confectionery. 

You will find a long list of popular candies and sweets such as Big League Chew Gum, Pop Rocks, Lucky Elephant pink candy popcorn, Curly Wurly chocolate, Tahitian Treat fruit punch, Bean Boozled jelly beans, an entire wall of Pez, Whatchamacallit, white chocolate Reese’s, and McCraw’s Neapolitan taffy, Gold Rocks, Cherry Blossom, Thrills gum (the gum that tastes like soap or cologne), rock candy lollipops, Blow Pop and a few novelty items.

CEO’s Boutique

CEO’s Boutique is the perfect place to shop for a man who knows style and rocks labels. CEO’s specializes in men’s fashion and accessories and carries exclusive hand-picked labels and Canadian designer brands such as MEMBERS ONLY®, KING APPAREL, DEFEND PARIS, Vitaly™, sully wong®. 

The boutique setting and focus on customer service offers a refreshing style of shopping for men and for the women who are shopping for a man. After-hours shopping is available (by appointment) as well as home delivery if you see something you like online and can’t make it into the store. 

The acronym CEO stands for Creative Expression of Style where you will find smart casual wear that works on dress-down Friday and guy’s night out after work.

L.A. Music

L.A. Music Store is ideal for that musician in your life that you need to shop for. It is a local family owned three story music centre – a musician’s heaven where you can find over 100,000 products which include everything from guitars, drums, keyboards, amps, and DJ gear.

The store also boasts a Fender Custom Shop which specializes in producing one of a kind guitars, some of which are created by a Master Builder (guitars custom created by only one individual). The entire back wall in L.A. Music is filled with these beautiful custom builds in every colour imaginable.



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